For everyone who grieves. know that it is centered on love and that is our greatest human virtue.
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the overwrought heart and bids it breaks
William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
When confronted with the loss of a loved one, we prefer the bitter truth to a life of not knowing why they disappeared from our life. Understanding why presumes closure and closure can take its own sweet time, coloring our world in unobtainable vignettes of the past and moments of profound sorrow. We search ourselves for answers, and with none available, we make up an answer that allows us to move a step further away from the searing flame of grief.
What is grief? How is it possible that it follows us for years when our joy ends after the trembling breath, the laughter fades, and the smile relaxes away? Research has shown us the reality of generational trauma. Year after year, the affected population suffers…
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This was an excellent essay by Daniel.
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Thank you so much Chris.